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can be summed up in two words, government unions. unions use their power to press government to put their interests first. in contract negotiations unions always insist on seniority-based layouts and this gives guaranteed job security to senior members. but it also means the school districts are forced to lay off the new hires first even if those teachers are star performers. parents object but the unions have decided they can accept that. the unions also want understandably bear generation retirement benefits for their members. in michigan 27% of school districts budgets provide pensions and health benefits and it's not hard to see what. is a state can retire after 25 years on the job and collect full benefits i have a lot of teachers retire in their late 40s or early 50's. but if you care about getting dollar spent on the classroom that is a bit of a problem in the state facing a tremendous budget crunch like michigan is but when the legislature propose raising the minimum retirement age not to 65 social security h.b. 260 the michigan education association used their political clo
is the cover of a new book coming out august 2012, "seven principles of good government: liberty, people and politics." it's written by former new mexico governor, gary johnson. and he is also the libertarian party nominee for president in 2012. governor john said, when and why did you leave the republican party and become a libertarian? >> you know, i've probably been a libertarian my entire life. this is just kind of coming out of the closet. i don't think i am unlike most americans. i think there's a lot more americans in this country that declare themselves libertarians as opposed to voting libertarian. so the picture and trying to make right now is vote libertarian with me this one time. give me a shot at changing things. and if it does somewhere, you can always return to tyranny and i'm going to argue that so so we have right now. >> what are the seven principles of good government you read about? >> one as being reality-based. just find out what his wife, base your decision inactions i'm not. make sure everybody that knows -- that should know what you're doing, knows what you're d
free markets are moral and big government isn't." we are at freedom-fest in las vegas. mr. steve forbes, why is it that free markets are more government enabled. what is an example of that. >> guest: obviously, functions of government have been big government. but the terms of big government not being moral is the opposite of what it does. it ends up creating the environment where we have less ability to get ahead, it creates dependency, it plays crony capitalism, which hurts career entrepreneurship and opportunity. all the government and what it says it does, helps the poor, make sure that markets on the right direction, they actually do the opposite. they are short-term oriented to the next election. they have their own agenda. they don't respond to the marketplace the way a business should. they have their own agenda in terms of those special interest groups and the like. the bigger they get from them were hardly due to the economy and the less chance that they have to improve your lot in life, as abraham lincoln put it. >> host: is reality a part of capitalism to smack it is the bas
for the government, which also administrates prices, and called taxes, and so lower tax rates expand the economy and lead to more revenues for the government. and last zerosome struggle over government favors. >> we have been talking here on booktv with george author of several books including a new edition of "wealth and poverty" which came out originally in the early '0eus. this is booktv on c-span2. coming up next edward griffin. the an libertarian conference held in las vegas. he talks about the book the creature from jekyll island. the creation of the federal reserve system. it's over fifteen minutes. the book on your screen written in 1994. it is currently in the 32nd print. this sphift edition. and the author is g. edward griffin. these joining us on c-span2 in las vegas. who is the creature from jekyll island? >> what is the creature. >> yes. i had fun with the tight. i thought if anybody saw it this the bookstore, they might think it was a equal to jurassic park. it is they are the federal reserve m and the reason for the jekyll island connection was because one of the most springing th
. automatic these are not seeking special government favor the. the big bank the goldman of the sack of the world were intimate with government. and of the government i.t. was mandating the purchase of these credit default swaps and other device which is ended upbringing down the economy. >> is the . >> it's not pro-- to support goldman sacks. and the embrace with the department of the treasury. >> is the supply side economics dead? >> sup pry economics is true economics. and and actually excited to mitt romney running for president because bain company was one of the providers of the foundation of supply side economics. there are -- they applied it to business that. they showed how the most effectivive way for businesses to gain share market share was to cut the prices. and you could cut prices at your business gaining market share because cost drop by about 20 to 30% with each doubling of total units that sold. the cost general economies 77 scale and learning. called the learning curve and this is really the foundation of supply side economics. why when you cut taxes, which are jus
the governments behind russia and china are very good at that stuff. and that will come into any confrontation we have with them. content, they are more skilled at using than we are but we should certainly use whatever weapons we can. >> thank you, john. let's give john wohlstetter i hand. [applause] .. whenever it is you are watching i appreciate that. always told by my wife and daughter after presenting some earlier remarks, i should make it much shorter which i will try to do. my hope is to talk for about 15, no longer than 20 minutes and reserve a lot of time for the questions and commentss and counterarguments that not only do eyes the suspect some of you have but i know given some people in this room i know without a shadow of a doubt i welcome. this is, we are told, the most important election in our lifetime and it may be that more people believe that this year than believe in 2008-2004-2004 another election where that is regularly said. for this to be true, among other things elections must have genuine consequences for the making of public policy particularly with regard to domestic pol
of government and perhaps most important, all the think tanks, all those apparatuses sicko amount shaping how we think about the problems of the world, wickets in the media and newspaper. so that is how we'll normalize. the great fear of george lookout years ago called for shaping of common sense or what becomes the commonsense notion is that a neutral matter. it doesn't just flow out of the air. a lot of time and effort is spent by people who run the society to shape the common sense notion. and so i think we have a politics that has adjusted to our economic system as he should have expected it to do all along. those folks will not permit as much as they can, they are not going to permit the political system to undo the results of economic system with which they are quite pleased. as long as that happens, you, i am the american people in general going to confront a political system very nicely articulated to oscillate between two parties were differences, but whose differences are not about the basic economic system and neither has the slightest interest in debating that, let alone fundamentall
's there was the italians say that if you translate it is raining again. big of a government. that you rail and work against the state. and henry david thoreau basically had the etfs who went out on his essay of civil disobedience with the duties that surrounded him and said i want to look inside myself. i tried to do that increasingly everyday from alternate currencies with alternate myth did the exchange and to privatize to the extent possible. do not interact with the state. make sure you make going to businesses do not interact with the state we go through the unprecedented period of state control of our lives. you just have to say no. do not marty yourself. that would be reckless. to the extent possible privatize is your own personal life. >> host: do you live off the grid? you do not fly a on airplanes because of tsa? is that the type? >> i am here. i flew. [laughter] i cannot tell anyone what to do in their lives. budget to the extent it is paul assault -- possible. go private. do not use government. not to misrepresent the book because it is more theoretical and historical and the underpinnings brou
[inaudible] i hope one day we have the courage to elected government. look at what has happened in the region. you know, we spoke about the arab spring. it is a beautiful world, [inaudible] it is not romantic, the arab spring. the islamic forces are gaining power. nobody knows what will happen after bashar al-assad will get out of syria eventually. we have to be very careful. regarding the settlement, there is a gap between what people think about the settlement, i call it the jewish communities and reality. you can tell me, what is the actual percentage of settlement -- of jewish homes occupying land in [inaudible name]. building settlements -- jewish underground homes occupying the land? >> 3%. >> it is 3%. i wish it was 50 or 90 or 100%. that is not the case. most of it is vacant. the idea of the jews cannot believe this. i do not accept it. today in israel, we have all the israelis, 20%, where i live, though, like i ago, nobody can tell us if we do not live there, you have to move out. i think we need to get to the idea that it is not about the settlement, it is much deeper than that. [in
are not equal responsibility for our system. they at least take a stab at governing, even if results are mediocre at best. the republicans by contrast what confrontation never compromise, issues rather than build and gridlock over functioning government. their behavior caused standard & poor's to downgrade the nations credit rating last year and that caused me to write a book as a warning. this is enacted legislation 87 times doing the debt limit after world war ii, but last year it was different. republicans wanted to hold arbor day adtran credit rating hostage to the government accountability office found later that just the transaction cost for the gop's little stunned cost the taxpayers, due, at least $1.3 billion. my warning is that you cannot repeat, cannot delegate governance of the world's largest economic and military power to a cultlike political party that thinks up on the spur certificate, muslim subversion of the government and death panels are serious issues. of course by no means all republicans are like that, but increasing numbers are becoming unhinged. there are thr
of their government or the legislative branch can say that, you know, if we get such and such would it pass muster and we say yes or no and if the answer is no they go back and redo it and bring it back again and it works that way. our core to very early on established it wouldn't wish you advisory opinions that there had to be an actual case or controversy and adverse dealing between two or more parties before the court would take up the case and that is quite important in terms of how it developed in the relationship between the branches, the judicial review, the ability of the court to examine an act of congress and strike it down. we take for granted. the modern court has done that with and of course was asked to do it this spring in the health care case. john marshall famously declared that is what the power and the duty of the court to say what will law is and that was an expression of his understanding that the power of the judicial review is inherent in our constitutional system and that wasn't self-evident at all. so that is the power of jurisdiction, limits on jurisdiction that somebody
and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have to go back and authorized congress for more trillions of dollars of borrowing. the republicans and lots of people in congress don't want to authorize that. so there is going to be a bloody negotiation, unless they can work a deal. in a sense, this is a book about the past, but it's about the present. it is about where we are going and what the country's future is. if you think about it i would argue that the inability of the government to fix this borrowing debt deficit issue in the book, vice president b
to appreciate how lax for married this birthday is that we celebrate. 225 years ago, august 1787 self-government is this almost nowhere in the planet outside of if. you have a few sheep and goat errors in some. holland is in the process of losing self-government. england has house of commons but also as a house of lords and a hereditary king. so you look back. the vast multitude of the planet , the self-government. the previous moments in -- millennium very few will city-state's. the flicker out. even with democracy, they speak the same language, worship the same guns. same climate and culture. very small areas. all of world history, very democracy. democracy, half the planet. i like our chances. ask me, what changed, the hands above that to london 25 years ago, the hands of world history. at the time it was way better, more perfect. for the first time ever in the history of the planet an entire continent got to go and have they in their posterity would be covered, and there were lots of exclusions, but we would not exist, you know, has a democratic country in the democratic world but for that.
. barack obama himself said that it would require us to report to the government, the women they have on the payroll, the men they have on the payroll, how much they paid those groups, and that is an attempt of the government to try to equalize pay between groups of women and groups of men. rather than, as well all holds right now, men and women in comparable jobs in the same jobs. so what they are trying to do is have people pay for equal work, not equal pay to equal work, which is very different things. there are no reasons why groups of women and men in the same firm should be paid to the same level if they have very different different jobs. you cannot get me to do will work. you have to pay people a lot of risk their lives during that kind of work. exxon mobil also has a group of women in communications systems, job publications -- there's no reason these two groups should necessarily be paid the same. but the paycheck fairness act would be moving toward requiring men and women be paid the same, even if they are in very different jobs. that is not paycheck fairness. that is commu
. many countries in the world have the registration modernization that means that the government register's people we and you don't have to turn in a paper form and it's not on the individual and because it is automatic more people registered and more people in the boating said it can be a good of increasing access or it can be bad in terms of manipulating rules. >> do you trust the electronic voting machines? >> i think there are certain safeguards we need to have in terms of electronic voting machines. we need audits and backup systems which more monitoring. the best analogy is las vegas. they have electronic machines in terms of the gaming machines and there are people who are on the inside who manipulate some of the machines, people who have been caught and imprisoned and as a result they have procedures to check the folks that were on these machines it isn't like a slot machine and it's important that we have checks come structural checks to ensure there is intent bearing or fraud or a problem. >> you use the word suppression the new politics of the voter suppression. how're they sup
. there was a failed when -- it would require firms to report to the government the women they have on their payroll, the men they have on the payroll, how much they pay both groups, that's an attempt of the government to troy to equalize pay between groups of men and women. rather than as the law holds right now men and women in the come rabble job. they try to set equal pay for equal. which are two different things. there's no reason why groups of women and groups of men in the same firm should be paid the same if they have radically different jobs. look at exxon, for example, that has a group of men in oil drilling@s. it's a dirty dangerous job. you can't get me to codo that. you have to pay people a lot to risk their lives. they have a group of women in publications, communications, there's no reason the two groups should be necessarily paid the same. the paycheck would be moving toward requiring firms to pay men and women the same even if they're in different jobs. that is not paycheck fairness. that's communism. >> diana furchtgott-roth your book -- was there a time when women were treated unf
the programs that a constitutional program that government is responsible for and make them happy. so let me tell you how we have created this. by the way, just so you don't think that i am making all this up about how bad the political party system is, the first four presidents of the united states, those of you who study history, sometimes they didn't even like each other that much. but they all agree on one thing. what did washington, adams, jefferson, and madison all agree on? do not be political parties. they said did not create political parties. they had parties, obviously. some of you are historians. somebody is going to save they had political partisan, but they are nothing like the parties that we have now. they have political parties where they came together on three or four or five issues, and that was that. on other issues, i might agree with you one day, i would oppose you the next day, that is the way it was. but not anymore. when george w. bush was president and the president was issuing presidential signing statements, which i thought he was saying he did not have to obey th
and so destructive to the status quo that the unholy alliance and corrupt government officials inspired to put them out of business in the same way as people who could not -- and conspired to put bill gates out of business. don't tie yourself that was it to good or. those guys were paid off and egged on by people in silicon valley such as bill gates. >> here's a little taste of donald luskin's, i am john galt, today's heroic innovators building the world and the villainous parasites destroying it. this is booktv. .. >> they operate danced is will not because of the lands it occupied but attacked because of the values and the values of democracy is getting to be interesting but we do follow it with those american values. sometimes too much. you'll find people putting the israeli flag with the american flag. i do not like it. why do people do it? because of democracy and value of the american people. even though we love america we are not america. if you make a mistake you pay a price that you are able to correct it. and we see in the past decisions you do not have to satisfy anyone to th
't want to be naive. it came from the people, western governments who were happy to see the people being democrats in egypt and supporting dictators themselves. what they did was egypt and so many dictators. they were supporting them because it suited the strategy. the point for me was to deal with this and be cautious with words. i was not buying from the beginning of this perception that the arabs spring, revolution. i started by saying let us be cautiously optimistic. something is happening which is great. this is what i call in the book and in the title the awakening. the awakening of the arab mind. the intellectual revolution with people understanding it is possible to get rid of dictators and change a country. this is fear reversible. and something which is a legacy of the personal a shift which is very promising for now and the future. to speak about revolutions that are achieved, i don't know. i don't know today if what is happening in egypt is an unfinished or achieved revolution. i don't know what is happening with what is happening in tunisia that we can be very quick in defin
for government work because if you all of a sudden just bring information on people it doesn't seem right and i have a very good example of that. a special on the gulf coast oil spill and i was in mississippi and that is where noaa has their headquarters and we were looking at all the efforts they were doing with this bill and then i met the fish sniffer. the fishnet for is the guy whose job it is to put this thing on its head and smell if the fish has oil in a perk of the fish sniffer is 1000 times more accurate than the machine that does a chemically. it's amazing. we have a fish and a friend it's fantastic. i'm sure they had one train before him but i wasn't going to put that in the movie. oh guess what don't worry about the oil spill, we have a fishnet for. we can't spring that on people. we have a guy that does that in going to be a problem. no one is going to. so if no ahead of regular program called the awesome stuff we do by noaa and one was about the fish sniffer then someone could reference that and be like the fishnet for that is a guy and he is a nice man. that you can't bring the
point that it's their government. it's our government. those people, us, all same, and we want to have a government. norquist wants to shrink it, drown in the bat tub, this is our government, we're going to take it back, do things helpful to the majority of people in the country. i think our -- our occupy got us started. let's -- i think we really should agree on that. occupy got us started. you know, what that was about, better or worse, it was not about political strategy. made the point, we got 1% and -9d -- 99% out there. i'm dubious whether we got all the way through the 99%, but now it's up to us. fciu, the other unions, faith groups, all of us, whatever -- wherever we affiliate or act on our own because i think our democracy's in danger. we can't have so much power at the top from big cooperations and wealthy individuals without becoming a very different country, and we can't have disperties between the top and bottom and remain the democracy that we really claim we are and want to be. this has to change. it has to change. it changed in the progressive era. we can look back to t
proud of my contributions to the recent cases in which the government argued in the supreme court to the constitution doesn't protect the right to abortion, samuel alito. but, the republican party of 1980 was not the republican party of today either and we saw that in the nomination to the supreme court. stuart unexpectedly announced his resignation, and he had made a campaign promise that jimmy carter didn't even make in the campaign. he said if i have the chance i will nominate the first woman to the supreme court, and he said look, i have my chance. find me a qualified woman. it wasn't a simple fix in those days because there were not a lot of women especially republican women in the traditional pipelines for the supreme court appointments, so his people went all the way to the intermediate appeals court in arizona, not even the arizona supreme court to find it remarkable figure who was and is of sandra day o'connor. sandra day o'connor was not a social conservative or religious conservative or anything like the kind of conservatives dominate the republican party now, and it wa
of the federal government. many local jurisdictions all through it utah because the venue was not in one city. the international olympic committee, the united states allowed the committee, the zero of the committee of each of the nations that were participating in the organizing committee of each of the sports that were vault. in addition to that you have all of the sponsors that you had. you have the international media . an audience of billion people. at the end of those games everybody saluted mitt romney for his organizing ability. everybody was happy with the 2002 olympics which came from the edge of despair and disaster to an enormous and nationally recognized success. we need that camera capability. that kind of capability would be displayed increasingly throughout this campaign as it was in the veterans of foreign wars speech in the piece -- speech in israel protested to be , i think, a plan unfolding in real time. people who have been concerned about the campaign said to me it's not aggressive enough. campaign with 100 plus days left in it. those numbers are getting fewer and fewer.
amounted to where i am today. but i applaud like to think that is not the system our government system that got me there but her family and determination to be focused. what do you think should be done in our education system to free up the knowledge to make it look attractive for minorities to have the desire to want to learn the way out to be just as successful as those that they look up to? >> writing the book one of the things that has stuck with me is yon black and brown men, young boys are not accepting. culturally part of it is societal but the dinosaur had the ice age. we have education and technology. they did not make the adjustment it is not here. if the black brown mail this not make the adjustment they will not be here. we have to make it safe for our children to be smart, respectful, individua ls because what i was a boy i wanted to be excepted so bad i or myself to me i try. i will never let that happen again. to say if i cannot change the people around me you have to be afraid to stand by yourself that is the clearest it will ever be. there is a tendency to be accepted
well, it was through the government i presume, bute because of him, he was the one that gave a million dollars for 18 years, $250,000 to each the0o schools, and he gave them instructions you can't do d anything. you can't change anything. let the teachers do it, and there was, you know, it was the best -- became the best school in the united states because like over 40 children every single year passed the college test, and the girls from the classroom got a doctoral degree. >> host: is that a new story? >> guest: that's fascinating. go look that. thanks for telling me about that. >> host: barbara, austin texas, home the lbj library, hi, barbara. >> caller: hi, i hope you can hear my. i think my phone's acting up. >> host: we can hear you fine. >> caller: i admire the historian, will go down in history as a great historian. i want to thank you for all the details we never knew before. i'm wondering about the johnson daughters and how they learned their father would be president, how den di died. did you look into that >> guest: yes. he was at the university of texas, and as i recall, i
in russia that brought down gorbachev's government. it was a short-lived one and, of course, the revolutionaries in turn a few days later were upended. so nothing ever happens in august. sort of like that old greta garbo movie eight years ago, grand hotel, nothing ever happens. so we can all relax and enjoy the rest of the summer. that said, what i'd like to do today is very briefly talk about why i wrote the book and what it aims to do. and then pick out three other more pressing problems, talk about them a bit and then wind up with overall, some of the things that are particularly in this movement towards global nuclear zero. i decided three years ago to begin the process of writing this book, because it occurred to me that there was an opportunity that i don't believe had really existed in earlier decades. but strategists had in the immediate generation after the end of the second world war had to sort of gas at, -- guess at him had to imagine scenarios in the abstract, what would happen if this and if that? now, another half-century having passed since the cuban missile
for an early age when she was a young girl. her governments to take her out. she went underground. she rode on buses and went to museums. at that point she obviously was not clean, so she had a little more freedom to do those as things. it is just something that is part of the structure for life. she has a certain measure of freedom which is on her private estate, particularly up in scotland which is tens of thousand acres. it is probably where she is happiest because she can go out up into the hills, she can ride her horses which, by the way, at age 86 she still does. she rides her ponies on the hills. so she does have that opportunity have a sense of freedom on around property. prince philip has always had a lot more latitude in terms of getting out and about for many years. he used to drive around london in his own london taxicab. he would wear a little chauffeur's cap when he sat at the wheel. as protection officer would sit in the back seats. and, you know, he would love driving around london and being undetected. the clean gets out, probably more than you would imagine to have dinner
, telling them how to take care of themselves, reestablishment of government, get rid of the bad elements that you don't see in hollywood, because guess what, we are spoiled as americans. you go watch a two-hour movie and thinking you really know what goes on in the world. we have the most closed off health centered nation in the world because we have had it so good for so long, and if we don't open eyes and if we don't start looking around and paying attention, we are not going to old that for very long. this is what it looks like now in somalia. that is what it looked like when i got there in 1993. we had to change that. now, this picture was just taken last summer, that is what it looks like right now. the reason it looks like now is because we didn't finish the job. these people are still starving, somebody's popularity ratings looked a little bit in the polls and we decided that regardless of what is going on, afghanistan, iraq, whatever -- i don't care what your views are on that. you have to realize this. if we don't finish the job, it will come back and bite us. now, you have to k
the power of the federal government began flowing back to the white house and it did. the passage of power, is about how lyndon johnson back in the white house. what he does with that power once he has it back. the first forty days of the passage of power, passage of power from one president to another to jan. eighth, 1964. by the end of that time those 47 days, the passage is over. he has turned jack kennedy's build the personal the tax-cut bill, started all of them in the road to passage and january 8th is also the date of lyndon johnson's first state of the union speech in which he makes the presidency his own with his announcement that america is going to have a war on poverty. if we don't know them and we don't, not well enough known in history, are wonderful. too many americans live on the outskirts of hope and that is who we have to help. the more detail you learn about how johnson did it, what he did with congress and when he did to congress the more amazing the accomplishment seems. the civil-rights bill is dead. there is only one letter that the move forward. a parliamentary mane
ministers and many other government officials, members of the clergy and members of the judiciary to come to her for completely confidential audiences which are extremely important to them. [inaudible question] >> well, the first constitution is so different from ours. underwritten, accumulation of laws and traditions. their subjects of the queen. that is what, you know, the term is. >> i need to ask, asking questions just temporarily, please stick around for more questions from the audience. c-span will be here shortly to continue. there will be taking questions year from that history and biography pavilion and also from national colors. please stay with us. we would love to have you continue. and if you have questions, we will be back with you in it slightly less than ten minutes. thanks so much for your patients. please stay with us, and please thank our author >> visit to watch any of the programs you see here online. type the author or book title in the search bar on the upper left side of the page and click search. you can also share anything you see on easily
could write about government and philosophers for a long time, because he had uncovered a remarkable secret. he knew something about the unconscious. he said facetiously, looking at the front in vienna for virtually all of his entire life, saying that the secret of dreams was that of sigmund ford. he was revered, he made a tremendous impression on him. freud was never impressed with his psychology but was very impressed by william james and the fortitude that he showed on oncoming event. he was surrounded and he had books to write, he had the time of his life. how about the other guy? the other man was 19 and 20 years old and he had come to vienna from his a small town in austria. he came with high hopes. he believed that he could be a visual artist and architect and he also showed remarkable promise in literature and poetry and also in music. he spends days in this period with his roommate. his aspirations were broken and he was rejected not once, but twice to a state-sponsored art school. he vowed that he would distinguish himself as an artist and architect and have the last say ag
finalist. thank you for joining us o up next on booktv mallory factor talks about the power of government employee unions and the impact it's had on policy making. this is just under an hour.
, and you will be staying for signing. >> i will. and as a civil servant of the government i don't receive any royalties so the price has been set very low and i hope you all enjoy it. >> let's talk a little bit about the idea that these machines have preceded us to mars. is a still ultimately the target to both a human being. >> for sure. and it sometimes are surprising, if utah, all the scientists i spoke to, really want to be there. they sense that they need to be there in order to do exploration the way it should be done. and part of it has to do with all those limitations i talked about. they want to go to different places. i think your point the about anticipating and preparing has become more and more real. i don't think we understood that so well before mir. that we could, for reasonable cost, put these rovers in different places around mars and figure out where would we want to go, where should we land, where should the human landing the? >> what is the timeline? >> right here, congressman. i'm not allowed -- it's all about priorities. >> one of the things that humans could accomp
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